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Age Later

Age Later

Secrets of the Healthiest, Sharpest Centenarians


Nir Barzilai







How do some people avoid the slowing, declining, and weakening that plague many of their peers decades earlier? Are they simply lucky? Or do they know something the rest of us don't? Is it possible to get older without getting sicker? What if you could look and feel like fifty in your eighties and nineties?

Dr. Nir Barzilai, founder of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and one of the leading pioneers in the field of longevity research, has made it his life's mission to overcome the challenges of aging to delay and prevent the onset of all age-related diseases, including the “big four”: diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's.

One of Dr. Barzilai's most fascinating studies involves volunteers that include 750 SuperAgers — people who lead active lives well into the nineties and even beyond and, more importantly, who have reached this old age without ever suffering from cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or cognitive impairment.

In Age Later, Dr. Barzilai reveals the secrets he and his team have uncovered about the SuperAgers. He explains the scientific discoveries that suggest that we can imitate some of their natural resistance to the aging process. This insightful and inspiring book is intended to help us see aging not as a certainty but as a phenomenon — like many other illnesses and accidents — that can be targeted, improved and even cured.